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Accessibility Checkpoint WCAG 2 F24


If you set any of the colors on the BODY or A elements you must set all of them.


In HTML the color attributes are TEXT, BGCOLOR, LINK, ALINK and VLINK. In CSS the attributes are COLOR and BACKGROUND-COLOR. Some users have browser defaults set to white text on a black background, so setting one color without setting the others can result in black text on a black background.

Applicable Standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.

Change history

This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlUnsetTextOrBackgroundColor